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Tuesday, September 7

Biking the Ganaraska Video...now featuring more hip hop

Here's the video of the punishment we went though the other day. It was raining a lot more than it looked.

As for the Ganaraska Conservation area, admission is a little steep at $12/person but there's a lot going on there. Hikers, bikers, hunters and motorized vehicles share the different areas of the park and if you wanted to you could get a season pass for like $60.

There was lots of wide fast double track and several long loops (where there was no turning back). The double track terrain was pretty hilly but the single track had a good mix of hills and flats to recover on. When the rain got onto the trail though it got pretty damn messy. With the downed branches and the fallen trees the trail was hard to see at some points (on the single track), and as per usual there was poison ivy everywhere.

Just wanted to note that Giant seems to be a pretty popular bike as 3/4 of our pack essentially had the same Giant Yukon. The only thing that I can say about not having a Giant is that my bash guard slides over logs like butter!



Looks like we still have a long ways to go until we're actually ready for a REAL mountain biking adventure.



The 4 day weekend is over, back to work...

2 comments:

JGthree said...

You think that can be riding on a hard tail?

Make Me Emperor said...

I think hard tails with longer forks can handle stuff like that, doesn't seem too punishing.

Any legit downhill though and we'd probably be toast, lol.

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